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Over the last few days, our favorite label of the moment Blood Music have been unveiling the mockups of the different versions of their ambitious Moonsorrow 14LP collection, the largest metal vinyl boxset in history. On Wednesday, Metal Injection showed off the Die Hard edition, while Invisible Oranges showcased the Splatter edition —- version on Thursday. We’re proud to provide a further look into Blood Music’s Moonsorrow collection in the form off the limited 100 copy White Edition!

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By now we should all be well aware of the dangers of attending and playing shows without proper ear protection. Long-term exposure to high volume and harsh frequencies can lead to Tinnitus, a permanent ringing of the ears coupled with partial hearing loss. It’s not a matter of “being a wimp” at metal shows — cases of tinnitus have been documented as being so severe that people have committed suicide in order to escape the ringing. I try to bring ear plugs to shows when I can, but at the end of the day, it simply feels better when walking out of a show and not feeling like I have cotton jammed in my ears for hours afterwards.

Don’t just take it from me: more and more professional musicians are advocating for proper hearing protection and tinnitus awareness. Devin Townsend Project drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen is the latest musician to urge fans to wear ear plugs, going as far as announcing that he now experiences tinnitus after years of playing.

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Issues – Issues

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Issues

01. Sad Ghost
02. Mad At Myself
03. Life of a Nine
04. The Langdon House
05. Late
06. Old Dena
07. Stingray Affliction
08. Never Lose Your Flames
09. Personality Cult
10. Tears on the Runway, Pt. 2
11. The Settlement
12. Disappear (Remember When)

[02/18/14]
[Rise Records]

The union of metal and pop music is a polarizing thought, but it is certainly not a new development. Modern metal acts such as Scar Symmetry utilize simple song structures and highly accessible melodies for a more subtle blend, but there acts that are more straightforward in their intentions. Devin Townsend Project‘s albums Addicted! and Epicloud were both praised for the smart and seamless amalgam of pop and heavy metal, even after publicly citing Nickelback as a key influence. The Dillinger Escape Plan have even dabbled in overt pop-worship for years as well.

We’ve seen proof that the style can be pulled off with finesse, should the best aspects of both genres are utilized; there’s nothing inherently wrong with using downtuned guitars to write catchy and heartfelt music with soaring vocal hooks, so long as you do it with some intelligence and creativity. Issues is one such band that openly embraces the “pop metal” tag, but ultimately fails at creating a fun or interesting listening experience on their self-titled debut.

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casualties of cool

There’s some confusion as to what Devin Townsend‘s upcoming country/western inspired release Casualties of Cool is actually going to be. Will the album be released under the Devin Townsend Project moniker or will it act as its own entity? Devin Townsend’s camp took to social media today to clear it all up, as well as shed light on the new project’s release plans.

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devin townsend emg

Devin Townsend, our musical lord and savior, has recently taken up shop at EMG’s studio to perform some cuts from his Devin Townsend Project material. Two performance videos that have made their way out so far include ‘Kingdom‘ and ‘Juular.’ Watch em back to back below.

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Septicflesh

In the three years since the release of their previous album The Great Mass, Septicflesh haven’t exactly been inactive. Season of Mist re-released their entire discography it seems, and the band have been keeping up with worldwide touring, with shows on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise happening now and a Japanese tour coming next month. It still feels like we haven’t seen much of them though, right? Hopefully that changes soon, as the band have just wrapped up the recording of their as of yet untitled new album.

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dtp kingdom

Devin Townsend‘s career-spanning live variety show The Retinal Circus was released on Blu-Ray, CD, and DVD last week by InsideOut Music, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t get a new glimpse of the release! Surely, many of you have yet to purchase this thing for some reason, and if this doesn’t have you at least considering it, then I don’t know what to do for you.

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 ziltoidradio

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss. Indeeeeeed. Listen up, you poopy poop heads, it’s time for another round of incessant gabbering and mindless swearing with Ziltoid The Omniscient.

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devin townsend project ziltoid

Put on your sleuthing hats, ladies and gents, it’s time for speculation. Earlier today, on the UK digital radio station Team Rock Radio, the transmission was interrupted by the almighty Ziltoid stating that his ‘hour was getting close’ and providing us with one of the best ‘knock knock’ jokes ever conceived. You can listen to the full exchange here:

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Tellur

01. Sa voix transperce nos fronts
02. La main d’ Abel
03. Ô Déluge
04. Les passagers du vent

Omega Centauri
Epitome

05. Naissance
06. Submission
07. Desuetude

[04/10/13]
[Duplicate Records]

It seems that more and more bands these days are combining the extremities of black metal and avant garde music, a recipe built for obscurity and esotery. With that in mind, it makes sense how up-and-coming artists in the genre have discovered that combining resources in a collaborative split album would help them cover more ground. French blackened experimentalists Smohalla and British-Belgian connection Omega Centauri have done just that, creating a potent showcase of new talent in the realm of post-black metal in the split album Tellur — Epitome.

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